rooster coop maybe?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by skunknchatter, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm up to 3 roosters now. I love them all and they are all well behaved. However, 3 is a bit much for 6 hens. I was thinking of putting up a small "rooster coop" and rotating the boys one at a time. Thoughts?
     
  2. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's slot of moving the roosters and that is a lot of roosters for them hens. You could stress the hens out. And also do they all get along ? But you want to make a coop and keep 2 roosters in there and switch one out with the hens ?? I feel like they won't get used to it. But idk everyone can do something different so if try it
     
  3. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now everyone is living together happily. But I'm afraid once spring hits the hens won't be so happy. 2 if the roosters have been together along with all the hens for 2 years. The other rooster was introduced 6 months ago with no problems. He was a late hatch which we thought was a hen. If it's too stressful I would leave my oldest BO roo In with the ladies and just leave the other two roos live together.
     
  4. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that might be better I'm having the same problem but my 2 rooster don't get along at all they almost killed eachother today I need to get rid of him
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I wouldn't plan to rotate them, I'd think it would cause unnecessary stress on everyone involved. Build a bachelor pad, and put 2 or 3 roosters there, and leave them.
     

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